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Niki Bruno

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

Jonathan Gay

Jonathan Gay

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business
Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2019

Master of Science, Accounting
Lamar University, 2015

Bachelor of Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Lamar University, 2015

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and Decision-making Research in Managerial Accounting and Financial Accounting

Macy Weller

Macy Knutson

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2019

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
St. Cloud State University, 2017
Summa Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and Decision-making Research in Audit and Managerial Accounting

Spencer Seifert

Spenser Seifert

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2019

Master of Accountancy: Taxation
University of South Carolina, 2018

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting
University of South Carolina, 2017
Summa Cum Laude, SC Honors College

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Behavioral Accounting Research, Taxpayer Behavior, Tax Professional Behavior

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Josh Shoulders

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

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Haimiti Aerfate

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

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Debbie Amewu

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2022

Master of Science, Economics
University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 2020

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Economics
University of Ghana, Ghana,  2018 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Applied Microeconomics, Economics of Crime, Political Economics

 

Saharnaz Babaei Balderlou

Saharnaz Babaei Balderlou

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2018

Master of Economics
Urmia University, Iran 2013

Bachelor of Economics
Urmia University, Iran 2011

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
International Economics, Financial Economics, Globalization, Financial Contagion

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Dylan Burke

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2022

 

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Mahyar Ebrahimitorki

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

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Roxana Gonzalez-Cortes

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2022

 

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Mohammed Jakaria

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

Master of Social Science in Economics,
University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2015

Bachelor of Social Science in Economics,
University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2013
with honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Development Economics, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics

 

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Kara Jones

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2021

 

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Narender Mahor

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2022

 

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Iddrisu Mohammed

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

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Ashly Rojas

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2022

 

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Angela Shoulders

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

Bachelor of Science, Economics
University of South Carolina, 2019
Magna Cum Laude, Honors Recipient, Graduation with Leadership Distinction

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Health Economics, Public Finance 

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Milton Straw

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

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Kaleigh Strohl

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

Bachelor of Science, Economics 
College of the Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Science, Management 
Smeal College of Business 
Penn State University, 2020
Magna Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Applied Microeconomics 

Jonathan Tregde

Jonathan Tregde

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2018

Bachelor of Science, Statistics
Bachelor of Science, Economics
University of South Carolina, 2017
Magna Cum Laude and with honors from South Carolina Honors College

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Expectations Formation

 

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John Ampong

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2022

 

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Jiarui "Jerry" Guo

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance concentration
Entered program in 2018

Master of Business Administration, Finance
Johns Hopkins University, 2017

Bachelor of Commerce in Finance
University of Alberta, Canada, 2016

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Banking, Financial and Economic Networks, Corporate Finance, International Finance

 

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Paul Freed

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2020

 

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Yifan Ji

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2022

 

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Zheyu Qi

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2022

 

Leili Pour Rostami

Leili Pour Rostami

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance concentration
Entered program in 2020

Ph.D. in Economics
University of South Carolina
Entered program in 2018 - program change

Master of Arts, Economics
University of Tabriz, Iran 2018
First-Class Honors

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Shahid Beheshti University/Alzahra
University, Iran 2016
First-Class Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Banking, Financial Institutions and Economic/Financial Crises

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Siwen Zhang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2020

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Xinxin Zhang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2018


 

 

Sandra Maycotte

Sandra Maycotte Felkel

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Global Master in Business Administration for Latin American Managers, Global Business Specialization
Thunderbird School of Global Management-EGADE Business School Double Degree, 2014
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Master of Arts, International Business and Economic Development
University of Reading, UK 1992
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Bachelor of Marketing
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 1989
Graduated with Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Digital Innovation, Global Strategy, Emerging Markets, International Entrepreneurship

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Zhengwei Fu

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2018

Master of Science in Finance, George Washington University, 2018 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Banking regulation, corporate finance, political economics

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Nathaniel Hill

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2020

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Financial Inclusion, Social Networks 

 

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Waleed Ihsan

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Finance Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business- American University of Sharjah
Dual Degree
Entered program in 2021

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Rana Jamshed

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Finance Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business- American University of Sharjah
Dual Degree
Entered program in 2021

Masters of Business Administration, Finance
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2006

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance,
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2001 

Hye Sun Kang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Entered program in 2010

Master of Science, International Business
Korea University, 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Diplomacy
Sungshin Women's University, Korea, 2000

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Technology Strategy: Dominant Design, Technology Trajectory, Industry Evolution, Interactions between Government and Firm Innovation Strategy in International Business, National Innovation System, Global Automobile Industry

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Hoik Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business- Sungkyunkwan University Dual Degree
Entered program in 2019

 

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Jinhee Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-Chungnam National University Dual Degree
Entered program in 2019

 

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Jinwoo Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-Sungkyunkwan University Dual Degree
Entered program in 2021

Master of Science in Business Administration, Major in International Business, Korea University

Bachelor or Arts in Business Administration, Major in International Business, Washington State University

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Kijong Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Master of Science in Management, Strategy Specialization,
National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2020
Summa Cum Laude 

Bachelor of Science, Economics and Finance
University of Hong Kong, China, 2018

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Yongwon Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Finance Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-Sungkyunkwan University
Dual Degree
Entered program in 2021

 

nina Kondratenko

Nina Kondratenko

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Entered program in 2014

Master of Social Work
University of South Carolina, 2014

Master of Language and Literature
Philology concentration
National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine, 2012

Bachelor of Philology
National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine, 2010
Diploma with Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Corporate Social Responsibility, Emerging Markets, CSR Strategic Management, Politically connected Firms

Masa Kuljis

Maša Kuljiš

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Economics
Finance Specialization
University of Zagreb, Croatia 2012
Magna cum laude

Bachelor of Arts, Business and Economics
University of Zagreb, Croatia 2010
Magna cum laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Digital Innovation, Strategic Management, Global Strategy, Emerging Markets

 
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Yu Li

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2020

 

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Xiang "Kerwin" Liao

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Master of Science in Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China, 2019

Bachelor of Management, Administrative Management. University of International Relations, China, 2014

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Institutional Theory, Political Hazards, Public Policy, Social Trust, Mutual Funds, Game Theory 

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Marcelo Rodriguez Lozano

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Business Administration Tecnologico de Monterrey,
Mexico 2001

Bachelor of International Business
Tecnologico de Monterrey,
Mexico 1998

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Inverse Innovation, Managerial practices in Global Organizations

Hyunjoo (Ellie) Min

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Entered program in 2014

Master of Science, International Business
Yonsei University, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Political Science and International Relations
Yonsei University, 2010

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Institutional Configuration, Developing Country Heterogeneity, Entrepreneurship, Interactions between Firm Strategy and Society, Business and Developmental Issues, Political Economy of International Business

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Ana Lissette Segovia Philip

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Psychology of Labor and Organizations
Universidad Popular Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico 2015

Master of Business Administration
Strategic Leadership
Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain 2005

Bachelor of Law
Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico 2004
Honorable Mention

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Family Firms, Emerging Markets, Strategic Management

Julio Cesar Martinez Suarez

Julio César Martínez Suárez

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Science International Trade and Transport
Maritime Policy and Management Specialization
London Metropolitan University, England 2008 Dissertation Prize 2007-2008

Bachelor of International Business
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 2000

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Global strategy, Political Risk, Location Choice, Populism, Anti-Market Reforms, Deglobalization

Emma Garcia

Emma Garcia Valenzuela

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Business Administration
Marketing Specialization Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 2000

Bachelor of International Business
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 1997

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Retail internationalization, Internationalization of MNE in Emerging Markets, International Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Services Marketing, Retail Strategy, Store Management, Visual Merchandising, Experience Design and Consumer Behavior

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Mirea Woo

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-Sungkyunkwan University Dual Degree
Entered program in 2019

 

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Chanyong Yoo

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2019

 

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Xinya "Lucia" Yu

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

 

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Gianni De Bruyn

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2020

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Emily Germain

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2022

 

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Yoojin Jeong

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2021

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TJ Raineri

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2022

Masters of Business Administration, Finance
University of Florida, 2018

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance
Rutgers Business School, 2014

 

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Sam Strizver

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2020

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Melanie Ward

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2018

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William Ward

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2017

Master of Business Administration
Appalachian State University, 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology Appalachian State University, 2015

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Recruitment, Selection, Turnover, Diversity, Assessments

 

 

Aditya Balaram

Aditya Balaram

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration 
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2018

Master of Science, Statistics and Operations Research
University of North Carolina, 2017

Master of Science, Applicable Mathematics
London School of Economics, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Economics and Mathematics
St. Joseph's College, 2014

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Retail Operations, Sustainable Operations, OM-Marketing Interface

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Campbell Clarkson

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2020

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Louisiana Tech University, 2019

 

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Yingru "Ruby" Han

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2020

Master of Science in Business Analytics with a Concentration in Strategy
Duke University, 2020

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentrations in International Business, Finance, Operations and Supply Chain
University of South Carolina, 2018

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Humanitarian Operations

 

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Jaewoo Lee

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

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Jie "Jet" Lian

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2019

 

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Devashish Thaker

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2018

Master of Science, 
specialization in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California Berkley, 2017

Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India, 2014

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Strategic Sourcing for Technology and Innovation, Distributed Knowledge Work, Technology Management, Global Operations, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Business Analytics 

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Zilin Xiong

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

 

 

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Yilian Du

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2022

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Zhenyu Jin

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2019

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Consumer experience of formalness and its antecedents and consequences in sensory marketing, luxury consumption and social media contexts.

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Bhavna Phogaat

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Master of Science
Applied Operational Research concentration 
University of Delhi , South Delhi Campus, India, 2019

Bachelor of Science 
Mathmatics 
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, India, 2017 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS 
Quasi and Field Experiments, Applied Econometric Modeling

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Julia van de Sandt

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Master in Business Administration,
Southeast Missouri State University, 2016

Master of Arts with Concentration in International Business Management, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, 2016
Double-Degree Masters Student awarded with an international Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Management, European University of Applied Sciences, 2013

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and Decision Making, Consumer Well-Being, Pricing

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Consumer packaging (Bagel Group), cruise tourism (Carnival Corporation), and retail (Lidl Supermarkets). Active member of the Academic Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Board.

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Mackenzie Volk

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, University of Kentucky, 2017

Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, 2017

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Consumer Decision Making

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Production Planning with Toyota, Operations and Reverse Logistics management with Amazon.com, and Assortment Strategy for The Kroger Co.

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Zhendong Zuo

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

 

 

 


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